Join or Renew Membership

Members are the foundation of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Your commitment to protecting and sharing Missouri history makes our mission of preservation and education possible. 

Because of you, SHSMO can expand manuscript and digital collections; host events and exhibitions; produce microfilm reels of Missouri's newspapers; explore diverse topics in Missouri history through publications; and much more!

All members receive:

  • 3 issues of the Missouri Times magazine
  • 4 issues of the Missouri Historical Review journal
  • Discounted rates on research
  • 10% off in the SHSMO Richard Bookstore, onsite and online

Nonprofit organizations—including libraries, historical societies, and educational groups—can join SHSMO at silver and above.


From April 2024 through March 2025, new or renewing members at the GOLD LEVEL—or above!—can receive a FREE one-year subscription to Missouri Life magazine.

You can learn about all SHSMO membership benefits and plans here.


Be a leader

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Thank you for joining SHSMO to share Missouri history with future generations. 

Do you want to give an SHSMO membership? Please enter the recipient's information in the mailing address fields and your information in the billing address fields. SHSMO will send the recipient a welcome packet, including a card letting them know that you have gifted them an SHSMO membership. Thank you!


Are you interested in corporate membership? Corporate membership includes:

  • Eligibility to rent space at the Center for Missouri Studies at partner rates
  • Priority access to limited sponsorship opportunities
  • Recognition in the Society's annual report
  • Lasting positive impact by underwriting important education and preservation initiatives

To inquire about corporate membership, email or call (573) 882-7083.